Chorizo Breakfast Waffle Nachos

Detox Waffle Nachos. Just kidding.

Chorizo Breakfast Waffle Nachos with Avocado, Sunnyside Up Egg, and Cotija|  #putaneggonit #breakfast #nachos #glutenfree

Home sweet home! I’m back in Reno after my trip to Colorado! Fancy a quick recap? Are you already scrolling to the recipe? Don’t you want to hear about my adventure? Okay, okay, I get it…nachos trump recaps. And so do waffles.



I arrived in Denver Thursday evening and went straight to the stout and fries. Yes, I prefer my beer thick and robust, just like I prefer my…nevermind.

Kristin and I did a booty-burning workout class on Friday at Pearl Street Fitness in Denver before she, her husband and I drove to Breckenridge. The three of us went snowboarding on Saturday, and the conditions were fabulous! It had snowed a couple of days prior, so there were still bits of fluff on crust off piece, and the groomers were long and fast – just how I like ‘em. Yes, I always look that steezy when I snowboard.

Saturday evening, Kristin and I enjoyed ourselves a chick date at Modis, where we shared a delicious bottle of Malbec and a tasty beet appy. Of course, I had a dollop of kale salad as my entree. I say, “of course,” because: kale + I’m the bozo who eats mere dollups of salad before hucking down all the alcohols. I say, “dollop,” because the portion size was just so so teeny tiny, but just so so scrumdidilyuptious.

#ProTip: when boozing the town red, eat something more substantial than a dollop of kale salad for dinner. End #ProTip.

Inmydefence, our plan was to have dinner number two at that famous crepe stand in Breckenridge…you know the one I’m talking about…but we got carried away with all the boozes at Gold Pan

It started off as one of those “we’re just gonna have ooooone more drink and call it a night,” and ended with shots on the dance floor with a fabulous group of flannel-clad strangers who were all celebrating their ginormous flannel-clad friend’s birthday. All the stars were aligned for a rambunctious, yet all-in-clean-fun, evening…everyone was out for a good time, no one was creepy, nothing got lost, destroyed or felt up, things were just gravy.

Anyhoo: booze, dance, stumble home. We woke up deliciously hungover on Easter Sunday and enjoyed ourselves some wonky wonderful egg breakfastseses.

Let me just take a moment to point out how disaster-free this trip was. Strangely disaster-free, like I was waiting for the ball to drop and it never did. Typically, my travels come with lost items, injured body parts, or some sort of tropical puzzle gut situation. The fact that this one included no such travails really threw me for a wicked special loop.

Moving right along.

We drove back to Denver on Monday, ate more food that needs to be exorcized from my bodacious bod via Spring Cleaning Detox Salad, and watched that silly little basketball game on the – what do they call it? – oh yes, television.

Tuesday (as in yesterday), Kristin and I attended another booty-busting workout class at Pearl Street first freaking thing in the am. After we got our butts handed to us, Kristin went to work, so I went to work too. On the couch. With my laptop. We went to Linger for lunch, where I gobbled down my very first bento box…so delish! We both went back to work, then had a little boozy snack before I hopped on the evening plane back to Reno.

And now here I am.

And I think I’ve found my waffle soul mate.

Chorizo Breakfast Waffle Nachos with Avocado, Sunnyside Up Egg, and Cotija|  #putaneggonit #breakfast #nachos #glutenfree

I’ve been [figuratively] sitting on these nachos for a couple of months and found it only appropriate that I share the recipe today, given I’ve spent the last 5 days eating all the meat, cheese, carbs, and nacho varietals, butofcoooourse.

This is more of a concept than a recipe.  You basically just whip up a regular ol’ batch of waffles (you can use the Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Waffles I posted a while back if you want to get real steezy), then add your nacho toppers. I used my favorite ground turkey chorizo (which you can get from Whole Foods), along with some sunny side up eggs, avocado, green onion, cotija cheese, and a drizzle of plain yogurt. If you want to go big, you could whip up some guac and add some black beans. Ah heck, you can even cover the whole thing with cheddar cheese and bake it all together in the oven…just really let your hair down.

Nachos for breakfast!

Chorizo Breakfast Waffle Nachos with Avocado, Sunnyside Up Egg, and Cotija| #putaneggonit #breakfast #nachos #glutenfree

Chorizo Breakfast Waffle Nachos with Avocado and Cotija

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Author: Julia


  • 3 large homemade waffles
  • 6 ounces to 8 ground chorizo
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 4 to 6 sunny side up eggs or fried
  • 1 large avocado peeled and diced

For Serving:

  • Cotija cheese grated
  • Plain yogurt or sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro chopped


  1. Prepare your go-to favorite waffles, such as these gluten-free Jalapeno Cheddar Bacon Waffles
  2. Cook the chorizo on the stove top over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cooked through. Leave chorizo on the burner over low heat until ready to use.
  3. Add enough oil to a skillet to coat the surface and heat to medium. Crack eggs into the skillet and cook until the egg whites set up.
  4. Tear the waffles into 4 sections and place on a plate. Cover with the cooked chorizo, diced avocado, chopped green onion, and sunny side up eggs. Grate desired amount of cotija cheese over the waffles and serve.

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  1. Erin @ The Almond Eater

    That’s one hell of a night! I do know those “just one more driiiiiink” kind of nights too well. How can you ever just have one drink?! I’m convinced you cannot. THIS RECIPE THOUGH–so good.

  2. Kristin

    Well this recipe looks almost as delicious as those large, bearded, flannel clad strangers. All you need to do is pair it with a nice morning hot toddy and you’d be set.

    1. Julia Post author

      Earl Grey Toddies + waffle nachos all the live long day. Love ya, sista! I’ll keep my fingers crossed that when I live with you during the summer, all of our evenings will include flannel-clad non-weird totally awesome strangers. Plus booze and bunk beds of course. xo

  3. Joanne

    I want to spend all my days eating all the nachos…but I fear my thighs would be more like EAT MORE PUNY KALE SALADS. Compromise? Starter of kale salad finished off by a mega plate of these nachos. EVERYBODY WINS.

  4. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    First of all, you’re crazy that you went on vacation to do a workout class! Wasn’t skiing/snowboarding enough of a workout to burn off all the boozes. I have been dreaming about these waffle nachos ever since you posted this recipe. I am a lil behind on my blog feed as you can see! Mmmm to everything on these waffles!!!

  5. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    How did I miss this awesome recipe last week? This looks FREAKIN’ awesome! I haven’t pulled out my waffle iron in a while, and it looks like we need to make this magic happen in my apt soon.

    Also, props to you for going to workout classes on your vacay! I always bring my running shoes whenever I travel with the best intentions, but they never see the light of day!

  6. Ali

    Just found your blog, and I’m totally loving the look of these recipes!! So creative and making me drool xD

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